Dr. Brandi Wells
Dr. Brandi Wells is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist with school-based and clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Wells specializes in dynamic assessment and psychological evaluations with culturally and linguistically diverse children and adolescents, particularly in the areas of learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays and ADHD. Dr. Wells provides individual and group therapy for managing anxiety, social skills training, peer conflict resolution, anger management, self-esteem, grief/loss, divorce/separation, depression, childhood sexual abuse, and organizational skills. Her goal in working with children and collaborating with their parents is to improve the overall quality of life for children, strengthen their coping skills, promote pro-social behavior, build resilience, normalize difficult feelings and experiences, and to prevent the development of more serious problems.
With over 12 years of experience in public school settings, Dr. Wells understands the importance of collaborative relationships between mental health professionals, parents, schools and community agencies in promoting student development. She currently consults with several school systems in the metropolitan Atlanta area. She has years of experience in school intervention programs such as the Student Support Team, RTI (Response to Intervention) process, early intervention services, eligibility for Special Education and the IEP process. She provides school observations and consultations as well as training and presentations for educators and parents on topics such as promoting positive mental health in schools, behavior management strategies, improving parent-home partnerships, social skills instruction, child and family adjustment, and multicultural issues in schools. Additionally, she has presented her research at state and national professional conferences as well as published her work. Dr. Wells is a member of the American Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologists, and Georgia Psychological Association. Please take a moment to review her service information in more detail HERE.
Parent / Caretaker Questionnaire
Psychological & Psychoeducational Assessments
• Autism Spectrum Disorders
• Behavioral Problems
• Developmental Delays
• Learning and Attention Difficulties
• Social/Emotional Concerns
Individual and Group Therapy with Children and Adolescents
• Anger Management
• Childhood Sexual Abuse/Trauma
• Grief and Loss, Divorce/Separation, & Adoption
• Organizational Skills Development
• Peer Conflict Resolution
• Social Skills
• Stress Management
What does a psychological evaluation consist of?
The purpose of a psychological evaluation is to address the specific area(s) of concern. Therefore, there is not a standard battery of tests used for every evaluation given. Instead, the evaluation will be tailored to address the specific concerns. Based on the area of concern(s), a variety of assessment instruments may be used to measure your child’s general intelligence; cognitive processing skills; individual academic achievement; emotional and/or behavior functioning; and/or self-concept measures. Additional information might be gathered including, but may not be limited to, developmental history, adaptive functioning rating scales, interviews and/or specific behavioral observations. Generally, assessment sessions can take 1-3 sessions depending on the referral concern(s), and each session can typically last from 1.5-2 hours. After the assessment, scoring, and testing analyzes are completed, there is a meeting to discuss testing results, recommendations, and answer any questions. After this meeting, a comprehensive written report of the testing results and specific recommendations will be generated within approximately two weeks.